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Aug Application
4 years Duration
Budget Est. $2,700 per year


The International Buddhist College (IBC) is an institute of higher learning that offers different academic programs related to Buddhist thought. With English and Chinese as a medium of instruction and students and teachers from many countries and parts of the world, IBC is truly international.

IBC offers students a unique opportunity of experiencing a comprehensive and in-depth study of Buddhism from a non-sectarian point of view, while promoting knowledge and understanding of the different schools and traditions.

Being truly international, IBC uses English and Chinese as media of instruction and presently has students and teachers from more than 20 countries. A unique feature is the equal emphasis on study and practice. IBC aims to become an internationally recognized centre for Buddhist studies.

Branches and Facilities

The International Buddhist College has two different campuses in southern and northeastern Thailand. The “Korat campus” is based in Pak Thong Chai (Nakhon Rachasima Province) and the “Sadao campus” is located close to Khlong Ngae (Songkhla Province). The programs in Buddhist Studies are mainly based at the Korat campus and the programs in Early Childhood Education are based at the main campus.

Korat campus

The korat campus is located in a small city called Pak Thong Chai. At the first sight Pak Thong Chai might look like a usual Thai city, but at second sight one will discover its beauty. It offers lovely parks, beautiful lakes, precious temples, delicious restaurants and a broad range of sport facilities. You also find a good choice of shops where you find everything you need for your daily life.

The korat campus has currently an administrative and academic building, a building with classrooms, a canteen, a male and female dormitory, a multi-purpose auditorium and a library. A new library is currently in planing and shall be built till the end of 2012.

The administrative and academic buildings include meeting rooms, offices for the staff, classrooms as well as working rooms for the students. Within the classroom building we find 4 units for BA and MA lectures. The multi-purpose auditorium has a seating capacity for 300 people and also serves as event and conference room.

The library presently holds more than 10,000 books of which over 6000 are in English. The remaining books are in the other relevant Buddhist languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Thai. Among them we find three versions of the Chinese Tripitaka, three editions of the Pali Tipitaka and a Tibetan Tripitaka.

The library also serves as the centre of the Department of Information and Multimedia. It houses a computer laboratory and equipment for scanning, document processing and copying . Internet connectivity is provided within the whole campus by a broad range of WLAN access points.

Sadao campus

The sadao campus is located around 5km from Khlong Ngae and is surrounded by a beautiful nature. Khlong Ngae is a small and peaceful town between Hat Yai and Sadao. It offers a good choice of shops where you find everything you need for your daily life.

Presently, the sadao campus has an administrative building, an academic building, a multi-purpose auditorium and a library. The two-storied administrative building houses a meeting room, a large capacity shrine room and offices on the top floor; students' dormitories, medical treatment room, a students' recreation room and a dining room can be found on the ground floor.

The academic building houses 10 lecture rooms. The multipurpose auditorium has a seating capacity for 600 people. It also serves as conference room. The IBC Sadao campus is designed as a fully residential college, with congenial living quarters for bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, male and female lay students.




International Buddhist College

IBC bachelor degree programs, aims to offer students a unique opportunity of experiencing a comprehensive and in-depth study of Buddhism.

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